How Does Microneedling Work To Tighten Skin?

If you’ve heard of the popular skin tightening treatment known as microneedling (collagen induction therapy) then you may be wondering what radiofrequency (RF) microneedling devices have done to improve on this well-established aesthetic treatment.

Skin needling may sound intimidating, but it uses exceptionally fine needles to create micro-channels in the dermis. It’s non-surgical and only minimally invasive. Doctors and skin specialists have used this natural collagen induction method for decades to treat scars, wrinkles, and more.

Now, devices like Scarlet SRF and Profound have amped up the rejuvenation potential of a non-surgical favourite, and Dr. Shadan Kabiri is pleased to offer this synergistic technology to her clients.

Here, we’ll explore the science behind microneedling and explain what RF microneedling can do for you.

How Does Microneedling Work To Tighten Skin?

Deterioration of elastin and collagen over time can lead to a sagging, tired appearance. These foundational proteins help keep your skin strong and firm, resisting fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, our skin gradually makes less of these structural proteins as we age, and our skin begins to show it in midlife.

Additionally, skin concerns such as enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation make the complexion appear uneven, aged, or dull.

Common areas we see signs of aging are:

  • Eyelids
  • Brow
  • Jowls
  • Around the mouth
  • Under the chin
  • Neck

Microneedling targets these concerns via collagen induction. Collagen induction therapy (CIT) can help smooth away acne scars and stretch marks, or lines and wrinkles on the skin.

It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sunspots. Microneedling works by triggering healing through tiny, controlled injuries on the skin’s surface. Whenever the layers of your skin receive an injury (no matter how small) your body naturally responds by creating the resilient “repair” material, collagen.

Microneedling devices include rollers, stamps, and pens, each with a series of small, short needles attached. The needles are pressed into the skin where they penetrate to a shallow, controlled depth, typically 1.5-3 mm deep.

New skin tissue that is more even-toned and smooth will be generated in response to the treatment. The temporary microchannels also allow for effective penetration of specialized skincare formulations.

What Is Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling?

When radiofrequency energy waves heat the dermis layer of your skin, collagen formation is triggered right at the source.

This technology has been used to treat cosmetic skin concerns since roughly 2001 and is considered highly safe and effective.

Even better, the treatment isn’t painful and accelerates results. When added to microneedling devices, RF energy can be delivered in pulses directly and precisely to targeted zones.

What is Scarlet SRF Microneedling?

Scarlet SRF uses a hand-held device with specialized microneedles to deliver RF beneath the epidermis. Stimulating skin tightening collagen under the surface produces lasting and ongoing skin remodeling to firm and tone, beautifully.

Scarlet RF may also reduce the appearance of pores, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Even though this device is considered powerful and transformative, it requires little to no downtime and most people can return to their regular activities right away. 

Profound Face and Neck Lift

Profound is an energy-based microneedling device combined with RF thermal energy. It triggers new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid formation to replenish supple elasticity and skin strength.

Candidates for RF microneedling include anyone frustrated by large pores, sun or age spots, acne scars, broken capillaries, fine lines, or skin sagging.  One of the reasons Dr. Kabiri and Vancouver patients love these devices is that all ethnicities and skin tones are candidates for treatment.

Book your consultation for RF Microneedling

Dr. Shadan Kabiri is pleased to offer the most in-demand, non-surgical treatments available. Advanced Laser Technology & Cosmetic Centre welcomes you to reach out through our online form or call 604-925-1301 today and discover your options to glow again!